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Machine Gun Preacher

Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) leaves his past life of crime and substance abuse behind, in order to follow God. His new path takes him to Sudan, Africa where he uses some of his former skills to rescue and protect orphaned children who are being forced to become soldiers. This movie is based on a true story. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 14 Oct 2011
Video Release: 05 Jun 2012
MPAA Rating: R
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MPAA Rating (United States)

Machine Gun Preacher is rated R for violent content including disturbing images, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality.


Canadian Movie Ratings


CMPDA (Canadian Home Video)

Rated 14A

Maritime Provinces Movie Ratings

Rated Not Rated --

Quebec Movie Ratings

Rated 13+ -- Violence.

Ontario Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Graphic Violence.

Manitoba Movie Ratings

Rated Not Rated --

Saskatchewan Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Violence, Coarse Language.

Alberta Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Disturbing Content, Gory Scenes.

British Columbia Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Violence, Coarse Language.

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